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2015 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel "Heritage Vines"

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Heritage Vines"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 79% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah & 1% Carignane

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 17,500

KWG Score: 91.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: May 15, 2017

Wine Review: This ruby colored Zinfandel from the Dry Creek Vineyard opens with a fragrant strawberry rhubarb bouquet with hints of red raspberry and strawberry licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, juicy and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is tasty red raspberry with notes of minerality and red plum. I also detected hints of oak, boysenberry and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and flavors are nicely prolonged. This is a very good Zin. It is reasonably priced and will impress your friends at your summer barbecue. Cheers- Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2015 Heritage Vines Zinfandel is delicious and beautifully balanced. This vintage presents enticing aromatics of raspberries, cherry and a hint of toast and black pepper. On the palate, brambly flavors of ripe boysenberry and spicy dark chocolate come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by notes of berry syrup and mocha. The tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. From start to finish, this remarkable wine offers refreshing acidity paired with excellent structure.

Organic status: not organic

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